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"Mickey Mouse who?" From the young to the old, very few people would respond with these words when asked about Mickey Mouse. He is an iconic figure and, with television shows, movies -- and, of course, several amusement parks -- Mickey is the perfect theme for a child's birthday, both boys and girls. Start the Mickey Mouse party off right with a creative Mickey-themed party invitation.
A farm-themed baby shower leaves the creative "barn door" open for dozens of ideas. Set the tone with a cleverly worded invitation that conveys your farm theme. Cartoon images of playful barnyard animals in front of a red barn make an excellent backdrop for a whimsical message. Give your card a silly headline and a clever inside poem. Your "down on the farm" card will set a casual, country tone for your baby shower.
Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" has been called a fairy tale, a drug allegory and a nightmare, and it has served as the basis for movies and theme-park attractions. But the story of the shrinking and growing little girl also lends itself to an exciting theme party. Whether or not you'll be hosting Tweedledee and Tweedledum alongside the White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat, crafting the perfect party invitation will have guests "wondering" about the main event.
"Ben 10" is a television show that is broadcast on Cartoon Network. It follows the adventures of a boy named Ben who wears a wristband called the Omnitrix. The Omnitrix allows him to change forms and turn into many different alien creatures to fight villains and save the planet. Start a Ben 10 birthday party off right with some homemade invitations.
Make cute homemade invitations with different-colored card stock, patterned paper, ribbon, stencils and stickers. Homemade invitations give a personal and warm touch to party invites, and they make sentimental keepsakes that people will treasure to remind them of the occasion. Use colors that go with your party's theme or occasion, such as school colors for a graduation party, blue or pink for a baby's birthday party, or black and orange for a Halloween party.
Origami party invitations are fun to send and easy to make. Any origami pattern that is flat works for an origami invitation. Two simple origami invitation patterns include the diamond and the sunflower. Both invitations are made with a six inch origami piece of paper. The white backing of the paper is used as the inside of the invitation. Translucent origami envelopes make the ideal holder to hand deliver or mail the invitations to the recipients.
Ribbons are commonly used to tie bows on invitations. Since they come in such a wide variety of colors, sizes, textures and fabrics, you can find one that matches your personality or the theme of your party to a T. Although there are several ways to tie a bow on an invitation, a flat in-out bow assures a perfect-looking bow every time.
When planning a baby shower for a loved one, you'll want the invitations to reflect the joy of the new arrival and the enjoyable time you and your guests will share with the mother-to-be at the party. Create fashionable and charming invitations in any of several affordable ways that will help your guests remember the date of the shower and anticipate the get-together.
A creative and thematically appropriate invitation can set the scene for your bash, effectively establishing your theme and getting guests excited about attending. When planning invites for your 12-year-old's gathering, select an invite theme that fits her interests and reflects her vibrant personality, making the announcement of the party one that creates quite a buzz.
For decades, the Barbie doll brand has been an integral part of American childhood. Adults can cherish their Barbie and Ken toys long after they've stopped playing pretend with them. If you are planning a birthday party for an adult or child that loves the Barbie brand, you can really go over the top by creating Barbie and Ken birthday invitations.
Hosting a wine-tasting event can be entertaining, fun and educational. Learning about varietals of grapes and how the varied blends make up the distinctive flavors of local, national and international wines can lead to a lifelong love of the wine-making process and food-pairing knowledge. When sending invitations to such an event, specific wording and details should always be included.
A graduation is always a good occasion for a celebration, whether it is a graduation from high school or college, or a smaller ceremony such as graduation from elementary school or even a six-month advanced pet training class. But getting the wording just right on the announcement of or invitation to the graduation can be a bit tricky, especially if it is a more informal ceremony.
A 50th birthday is a milestone that deserves a celebration that is completely customized for the guest of honor. So, if you're planning the event for a loved one, it's a good idea to use the theme of the party or your family member's personality to word the celebration's invitations.
Save-the-date cards or invitations are announcements of the actual wedding day for those who are engaged and want to share the news about their upcoming nuptials. If you receive one in the mail, it's an indicator that you're going to be invited to a wedding. Wedding etiquette says couples don't have to send a save-the-date just because you're getting married, but these cards do help your guests plan for your big day. Certain wording for these cards is appropriate.
A wedding shower is meant to help a couple put together a comfortable nest as they embark on married life, and nothing could be more appropriate for a couple of outdoor lovers than a hunting-themed affair. Although tradition suggests that the guest list should include close female family and friends, this theme works well for a couple's shower. No matter who you decide to include, a well-worded invitation will tell your guests all they need to know about the event.
Bridal showers are as varied as brides and can be whatever the hosts would like. When hosts are considering the type of shower to give, they should consider their budget, area available, number of guests and bride's needs. Traditionally, all female wedding guests should be invited to the bridal shower, but there are exceptions. The invitations should reflect the type of shower and can be as creative or traditional as the hosts would like. The only rule is to include all the necessary information.
Sock monkeys came into being in the early 1900s when women fashioned red-heeled Rockford socks into stuffed monkeys for their children. Since that time, sock monkeys have been a toy for children to play with, but also a piece of history that adults enjoy collecting. Because of their universal appeal, sock monkeys make for popular party themes.
A milestone birthday is an ideal time to have an elaborate party for your loved one to commemorate a new phase of life. And, in order for all the right people to be present at the party, an informative and timely invitation is necessary. Attention-getting wording is an effective way for guests to remember to mark their calendars for the celebration, and can showcase the guest of honor's personality as well.
Even if intended guests at your upcoming "Grease" party weren't even alive when the movie opened and took the musical-film world by storm, invitees of all ages can get into a pink-and-leather themed party. All your mini Frenchies, Sandys, Dannys and Kenickies will be revved up to put your party on their calendar when they receive a Greased-up party invitation.
A birthday party should be an enjoyable event for you and your guests, despite your age. Including humor in your invitations will help set the proper mood for your guests. As an adult, you can get away with more jokes than you could as a child, so don't be afraid to use a little mature humor if the occasion calls for it.